DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Reports to Producing Artistic Director

Salary Range $42,000-$46,000 (Commensurate with experience)

The Director of Education is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination for TheaterWorks YouthWorks programming. This person will work hand-in-hand with the Artistic Director to create and implement high-quality educational youth programming.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the Artistic Director on the planning and implementing of high-quality educational programming activities
  • Create and manage budgets for all youth programming
  • Manages workshops, classes, summer camps and productions designed for community youth who want to explore the performing arts in exciting, energizing, and educational ways resulting in an enjoyable and fun experience for participants. These include, but are not limited to: Kids Alive, YouthWorks Academy and YouthWorks mainstage productions
  • Manages relationships with like-minded community partners to leverage and support existing performing arts instruction while enhancing the experience through student involvement with a fully functioning community theater
  • Provide opportunities for all youth who desire an opportunity to experience community theater
  • Provides program management and direction for all contracted professionals who are involved in aspects of our youth programming
  • Represent TheaterWorks as a spokesperson and presenter of our work through community events, donor sponsored events, and other speaking opportunities
  • Works closely with the Development Manager to assist in raising philanthropic funding to support educational programs

IDEAL TRAITS:

  • A passionate commitment to the TheaterWorks mission
  • Highly entrepreneurial, resourceful, and flexible
  • A strategist who is adept at planning, prioritizing, multi-tasking, organizing, and following through while remaining highly energetic and focused
  • Strong relationship-building skills which provide the ability to create strategic relationships with our patrons, our community and local business leaders
  • A team builder with strong skills in management and leadership
  • A catalyst with vision who can create excitement and energy around TheaterWorks programs and encourage others to support the organization – persuasive, persistent, and determined in the pursuit of the organization’s development goals
  • Energetic and willing to work hands-on in developing and executing a variety of development activities

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree Preferred

  • Working knowledge of and minimum five years practical experience with youth programming and development systems and operations
  • Ability to write in a clear and compelling fashion
  • An eagerness to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic small management team
  • Experience in strategic planning, ideally with a focus on a long-term growth and program expansion coupled with hands-on implementation
  • High energy, positive attitude, enjoys challenging work
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism, integrity, and loyalty
  • Has a positive attitude
  • Ability to work with and learn office technology including databases, Microsoft Office and other systems

Position This is a full-time exempt position requiring in-person work. The position generally works Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm with some evening and weekends required.

Benefits Include

  • Team environment. You get to work at a theater!
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Health Insurance
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Professional Development Opportunities

Employment Requirements: Due to our work with young people, all serious candidates must submit to fingerprinting and a background criminal check. To support the health and safety of our staff and the communities we serve, TheaterWorks has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume of theater and educational experience to Artistic Director, Chris Hamby at chamby@theaterworks.org

 

TheaterWorks is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Salary Range $50,000-$58,000 (commensurate with experience)

Reports to Artistic Director

Number of direct reports: 3

FULL-TIME EXEMPT POSITION

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
An MFA in Technical Direction or a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre are strongly preferred or equivalent experience and training. An additional 1-2 years of professional experience as a technical director, assistant technical director, or carpenter in an equivalent venue or shop is required. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Flexibility and the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed as required.
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES
• Ensures that the technical quality of TheaterWorks productions and presentations is of the highest quality;
• Oversees and manages the technical requirements for all TheaterWorks productions, including educational programming;
• Responsible for engineering and scenic construction for all Theater Works productions;
• Responsible for supervising all technical aspects of TheaterWorks productions including lights, sound, scenic painting and properties;
• Responsible for oversight of technical operations of the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts rentals and presentations;
• Utilize and oversee the volunteer base to assist in the construction and operation of scenic and technical elements for performances.
 MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
• Runs scene and paint shop, stages, and house in accordance with all appropriate safety standards and procedures.
• Helps to establish and operate within a technical production budget including shop and theater equipment.
• Responsible for supervising the use, inventory, and maintenance of shop tools and mechanical equipment.
• Reviews and implements equipment and property rental policies and procedures.
• Reviews all plans and designs for production scenic elements and scenic builds
• Ensures that all equipment is maintained and in safe working order.
• Supervises all visual and technical support including the setting up and operating of sound, light, and audio-visual equipment for TheaterWorks productions.
• In conjunction with the Artistic Director and Production Manager, coordinates with all contract professionals.
• Operates in a multitasking environment that encourages teamwork and collaboration.
• Collaborates with Directors, Stage Managers, Set, Sound, and Light Designers to create a technical experience that enhances the artistic expression on the stage.
• Collaborates with renters and presenters within the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts on technical elements in the facility.
• Responsible for the supervision, and training of backstage volunteers, running crew and fly operators.
• Hire and supervise scenic painters, carpentry, and over hire crews for productions as needed.

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED 
• Proficient in drafting with AutoCAD
• Skilled at accurately budgeting time and finances for scenery builds and scenic paint needs
• Knowledge of stage, sound, lighting, and mechanical equipment and rigging including electricity and electronics systems and hardware.
• Thorough knowledge of theatrical, musical, and stage show technical techniques and requirements.
• Skilled, competent, and proficient in stage rigging best practices.
• Skilled in planning, organizing, and supervising all stage builds, set-up, load-in, and strike activities.
• Skilled in the use of management techniques required to operate several theaters simultaneously in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
• Team player who can lead and be part of a team as an individual contributor.
• Has the ability to respond to unusual and rapidly changing requirements with calm, flexibility, and an attitude of service.
• Creative problem solver who can deal with complex and ambiguous challenges.
• Ability to work effectively as a team member with a wide variety of people and in a wide variety of roles.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This is a full-time exempt position. The Technical Director supervises a lighting supervisor, audio supervisor, and master carpenter. The selected candidate will be eligible for benefits including paid time off, health and professional development opportunities. This position remains open until filled.
TO APPLY
Please send your resume and cover letter to Artistic Director, Chris Hamby at chamby@theaterworks.org

Internships

High School
This internship provides an in-depth theatrical experience for high school students. Interns will divide their time between administrative support for the Summer Camp, as well as performing the duties of a teacher’s assistant in one or more summer classes.

College
Theater Works offers college-level internships in the following areas:

  • Costume Shop
  • Directing
  • Lighting Design
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Scenic Painting
  • Scenery
  • Stage Management
  • Teaching Artist(s)

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Salary Range $50,000-$58,000 (commensurate with experience)

Reports to Artistic Director

Number of direct reports: 3

FULL-TIME EXEMPT POSITION

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
An MFA in Technical Direction or a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre are strongly preferred or equivalent experience and training. An additional 1-2 years of professional experience as a technical director, assistant technical director, or carpenter in an equivalent venue or shop is required. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license. Flexibility and the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed as required.
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES
• Ensures that the technical quality of TheaterWorks productions and presentations is of the highest quality;
• Oversees and manages the technical requirements for all TheaterWorks productions, including educational programming;
• Responsible for engineering and scenic construction for all Theater Works productions;
• Responsible for supervising all technical aspects of TheaterWorks productions including lights, sound, scenic painting and properties;
• Responsible for oversight of technical operations of the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts rentals and presentations;
• Utilize and oversee the volunteer base to assist in the construction and operation of scenic and technical elements for performances.
 MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
• Runs scene and paint shop, stages, and house in accordance with all appropriate safety standards and procedures.
• Helps to establish and operate within a technical production budget including shop and theater equipment.
• Responsible for supervising the use, inventory, and maintenance of shop tools and mechanical equipment.
• Reviews and implements equipment and property rental policies and procedures.
• Reviews all plans and designs for production scenic elements and scenic builds
• Ensures that all equipment is maintained and in safe working order.
• Supervises all visual and technical support including the setting up and operating of sound, light, and audio-visual equipment for TheaterWorks productions.
• In conjunction with the Artistic Director and Production Manager, coordinates with all contract professionals.
• Operates in a multitasking environment that encourages teamwork and collaboration.
• Collaborates with Directors, Stage Managers, Set, Sound, and Light Designers to create a technical experience that enhances the artistic expression on the stage.
• Collaborates with renters and presenters within the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts on technical elements in the facility.
• Responsible for the supervision, and training of backstage volunteers, running crew and fly operators.
• Hire and supervise scenic painters, carpentry, and over hire crews for productions as needed.

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED 
• Proficient in drafting with AutoCAD
• Skilled at accurately budgeting time and finances for scenery builds and scenic paint needs
• Knowledge of stage, sound, lighting, and mechanical equipment and rigging including electricity and electronics systems and hardware.
• Thorough knowledge of theatrical, musical, and stage show technical techniques and requirements.
• Skilled, competent, and proficient in stage rigging best practices.
• Skilled in planning, organizing, and supervising all stage builds, set-up, load-in, and strike activities.
• Skilled in the use of management techniques required to operate several theaters simultaneously in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
• Team player who can lead and be part of a team as an individual contributor.
• Has the ability to respond to unusual and rapidly changing requirements with calm, flexibility, and an attitude of service.
• Creative problem solver who can deal with complex and ambiguous challenges.
• Ability to work effectively as a team member with a wide variety of people and in a wide variety of roles.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This is a full-time exempt position. The Technical Director supervises a lighting supervisor, audio supervisor, and master carpenter. The selected candidate will be eligible for benefits including paid time off, health and professional development opportunities. This position remains open until filled.
TO APPLY
Please send your resume and cover letter to Artistic Director, Chris Hamby at chamby@theaterworks.org

Internships

High School
This internship provides an in-depth theatrical experience for high school students. Interns will divide their time between administrative support for the Summer Camp, as well as performing the duties of a teacher’s assistant in one or more summer classes.

College
Theater Works offers college-level internships in the following areas:

  • Costume Shop
  • Directing
  • Lighting Design
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Scenic Painting
  • Scenery
  • Stage Management
  • Teaching Artist(s)